“That’s Because Michael Jordan Didn’t Have a Team”: When Larry Bird Defended MJ’s ‘Selfishness’ in His Book
2024/04/01

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Michael Jordan, widely considered the greatest basketball player of all time, has faced criticism for being "selfish" throughout his career. Critics argue that his focus on individual success prevented the Chicago Bulls from achieving team success sooner. However, Larry Bird, a Celtics legend, defended Jordan in his book, stating that Jordan did not have a team supporting him during his early years. The Bulls struggled before bringing in Jerry Krause, who made key trades and acquisitions that ultimately led to the team's first championship in 1991. Additionally, it is important to note that the Bulls had a drug issue in the early 1980s, with Jordan choosing to distance himself from the harmful behavior and instead focus on his basketball career.

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